Buenos Aires to Valparaíso on Crystal Symphony
DATES : December 21 - January 8, 2014 (18 Days)  CRUISE-ONLY FARES FROM : $10,340 Per Person


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Enjoy complimentary enrichment that inspires and choices that impress with instruction in topics from Pilates to Photoshop. Also featured on every Crystal cruise is a delightful combination of entertainers and guest speakers that include world affairs experts, renowned writers and fascinating celebrities to talk about their professional experiences and share their insights.

Cruise 3232 - Antarctic Holiday

South America
Buenos Aires to Valparaíso
December 21 to January 8, 2014
18 days (7 sea days) aboard Crystal Symphony


Ralf Zander

Hotel Director

Josef Matt

Cruise Director

Paul McFarland

Maître D'

Remi Szutkiewicz

Crystal Society Hostess

Isabell Wagner

Cruise Sales Consultant

Daniele Puma

Headline Entertainers

Jonathan Ansell, Vocalist  
Byron Johnston, Variety Guitarist
Kennedy, Mind Reader/Mentalist
Will Martin, Vocalist
Mark Merchant, Ventriloquist
Joe West, Vocalist/Instrumentalist

Magic Castle At Sea

Brian Curry 

Lounge Pianists

Mark Farris, Avenue Saloon
Tom Daniels, Crystal Cove

Production Shows

Featuring the Crystal Ensemble of Singers and Dancers
Curtain Call
Diva starring Karen Grainger
iLuminate: Imagine 
Route 66  
(Please note: not all shows are performed on all cruises).

Crystal Visions Enrichment Program

Destination Lecturer

Edward J. Larson (Malibu, CA)
Ed Larson is a historian of science and scientific exploration. Recipient of the Pulitzer Prize in history and numerous other awards, Larson is author or co-author of fifteen books, including An Empire of Ice: Scott, Shackleton and the Heroic Age of Antarctic Science; Evolution’s Workshop: God and Science in the Galapagos Islands, and Summer for the Gods: The Scopes Trial and America's Continuing Debate Over Science and Religion. His articles have appeared in such varied journals as Nature, Atlantic Monthly, Time, Scientific American, and American History. A popular public lecturer, Larson has taught at University of Georgia, Pepperdine University, and Stanford Law School and appeared on the History Channel, PBS’s Nova and American Experience, C-SPAN, BBC, and The Daily Show. His course on the history of evolution theory is available from The Teaching Company. He has traveled extensively on all seven continents and led tours throughout the Americas.  

Special Interest Lecturer: World Affairs

Roberto D’Alimonte (Firenze, Italy)
Roberto D’Alimonte is professor of political science at LUISS-Guido Carli in Rome, one of the few private universities in Italy. Before joining LUISS in 2010 he taught for many years at the University of Florence. Since 1995 he conducted courses on politics and policies of the EU and US-European relations as adjunct professor at the New York University center in Florence. He was Ford Foundation Fellow at Yale University, American Council of Learned Societies Fellow at Harvard University, and taught as visiting professor at Yale and Stanford. At Stanford he taught both in the political science department and in the MBA program at the Graduate School of Business. He continues to lecture in the Stanford Executive Program at the School of Business. He has worked with the Olivetti Foundation and the OECD in Paris on public finances and the budget process in Western democracies. He has served as a member of the Board of Regents of the University of Florence. Since 2001 he has been an editorialist of Il Sole 24 Ore the major financial newspaper in Italy and serves as a frequent reference for The New York Times, and for a number of European newspapers and magazines on Italian and European political events. His most recent research interest has to do with political and electoral change in Western democracies. Since 2005 he has been the director of the Italian Center for Electoral Studies.

Special Interest Lecturer

Phil Coates (Cambridge, England)
Phil is an accomplished polar specialist filmmaker and photographer who has worked on numerous polar productions including documentaries for the BBC, ITV, Channel 4, Channel 5, Discovery International and National Geographic Television. Phil specializes in telling compelling human stories in some of the most challenging places on earth. His assignments include; North Pole Ice Airport, North Pole: Living On Thin Ice, Blizzard Race To The Pole, Ice Break Heart and Going North. Phil has led or participated in over 30 expeditions including the 2011 international scientific expedition, Catlin Arctic Survey. Phil is a member of the British Association of International Mountain Leaders, The Manfrotto School of Xcellence and the SanDisk Extreme Team for Cinema, Broadcast and Pro Video.   

Special Interest Lecturer

Professor David Drewry (Cottingham, England) 
David Drewry has research interests in the environmental sciences, particularly geological processes and climate change as well as science policy. He has published three books and more than 90 research papers (including in Nature and Science).  He has led scientific expeditions to southern Africa and the Polar regions, and has travelled extensively in the Pacific. Professor Drewry was Vice-Chancellor (President) of Hull University from 1999-2009 and is now a Board member, appointed by the Prime Minister, of the Natural History Museum in London.  He was previously Director-General of the British Council, Director of Science and Technology at the UK Natural Environment Research Council, and a member of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change. David holds a Doctorate in Geophysics from the University of Cambridge, where he is an Honorary Fellow at Emmanuel College.  He holds the Unites States Antarctic Service Medal and is recipient of the Prix de la Belgica Gold Medal of the Royal Academy of Belgium and the Patron’s Gold Medal of the Royal Geographical Society.  He has a mountain and a glacier named after him in Antarctica.

Special Interest Lecturer

Chris Fallows (Cape Town, South Africa) 
Chris Fallows specializes in shark conservation and marine wildlife photography. His main focus of work is at Seal Island in False Bay, South Africa which has become famous for the breaching Great White Sharks. Chris and a colleague discovered the unique breaching behavior here in 1996 and since then has completed just over 1400 trips to Seal island. His work has appeared in over 35 international natural history documentaries and on the covers of many of the world’s most prestigious magazines and newspapers. He is also passionate about exploring new areas for sharks and has dived with and photographed a wide range of species from Oceanic white tip sharks to spotted gully sharks. His aim is to portray the shark for what it is, a magnificent super predator perfectly in control of its environment and not a mindless killing machine as portrayed by the media.

Special Interest Lecturer

Dan Raviv (Washington, D.C.) 
Dan Raviv is an award-winning national correspondent for CBS News and has reported on radio and television from over 35 countries, including a dozen years in the London Bureau. He was on the Berlin Wall as it fell, in Moscow as the Soviet Union collapsed, at the scene of many terrorist attacks including the Lockerbie bombing, and in Havana as Fidel Castro welcomed the Baltimore Orioles for an exhibition game. On 9/11, Dan’s clear, calm voice kept millions of Americans informed and reassured during more than eight hours of non-stop live radio coverage. Dan anchors the major world events for CBS Radio News, including Election Night coverage, presidential inaugurations, and the recent upheaval in Egypt. He is a respected authority on the Middle East and author of a best-seller, Every Spy a Prince: The Complete History of Israel’s Intelligence Community and also the new Spies Against Armageddon and Friends In Deed: Inside the U.S.-Israel Alliance.  Dan also became an expert on entertainment, mergers and movie-making, with his book about Marvel’s renaissance after bankruptcy, Comic Wars.

The Crystal Cruises Creative Learning Institute

Our innovative series of complimentary interactive classes created to enhance our guests quality of life in the areas of Art, Entertainment, Business & Technology, Lifestyle and Wellness. Guests receive a certificate of completion at the end of the curriculum.

Odyssey Art at Sea Instructor

Get your creative juices flowing using a variety of media in classes taught by our specially trained Odyssey Art at Sea instructor Marlene Batoff (Sunny Isles Beach, FL).

USC School of Cinematic Arts Presents...

Digital Filmmaking: The iPad Moviemaking Course. A fun way to learn the fundamentals of filmmaking. 
Kerry Millerick and Dina Sterr (Sherman Oaks, CA)  
Want to take your home movies to the next level and learn how to share them with family and friends? In five entertaining classes, learn how to shoot and edit short movies using an iPad. Improve your video and photo skills. The course is taught by professionals, but aimed at non-professionals. 
Course requirements: please bring your own iPad pre-loaded with the iMovie application. If you do not already own the iMovie for iOS app, you must have iOS7 in order to download iMovie from the App Store. If you have an older version of the iMovie app, be sure to update to the current version. You cannot download the app on board the ship. Please sign up online using the Priority Check-in & Planning Center (PCPC). If you sign up on board, make sure to sign up EARLY, in the Library, as the class size is limited.

Computer University@Sea

Lead Technology Concierge Jessie Moncatar plus Instructor Chip Adam (Long Beach, CA). Our popular Computer University@Sea program: expanded curriculum of complimentary lectures and classes on a variety of computer-related topics, plus e-mail instruction in our computer center, equipped with 25 state-of-the-art workstations, all equipped for e-mail and Internet access (fees apply).

Guest Master Photographer

David MacDonald
A master of light, expression, and putting people at ease, David MacDonald has an international reputation as a highly regarded wedding photographer in Australia, Cyprus and throughout the islands of the Caribbean. Portraits by David are proudly displayed in luxurious homes around the world. David is a Fellow of both the British Institute of Professional Photography (BIPP) and the Master Photographers Association (MPA). He has received numerous honors including, the Kodak United Kingdom Portrait Photographer of the Year and the MPA's UK Photographer of the Year in both the Family Portrait and "Under 5 year olds" categories.  Images from David's Master Collection commissions in 2010 and 2011 have also won UK Photography awards from the MPA. A portrait session with David MacDonald guarantees images of style, quality and beauty that will continue to bring you incredible memories for years to come. Guests may make pre-reservations by emailing Paragon Pixels in advance of their cruise at info@paragonpixels.com


Crystal Cruises' exclusive Walk-on-Water program features The WALKVEST® Training System which revolutionizes walking simply by adding resistance (added weight) to your walk.

Nordic Walking
Crystal Cruises is the only cruise line to offer a Nordic Walking program to help you get more out of your limited exercise time on board. The use of lightweight poles for stability and balance will facilitate your fitness needs even if you have knee or hip issues. Two specially designed adjustable poles work the upper body while walking. Like cross country skiing, the poles are used by the arms to match each step the person takes. Our Fitness Staff will guide you to quickly be deck-walking for fun and fitness. You will be using feather weight aluminum poles provided by the market leader, LEKI®. 

CPGA Teaching Professional

R. Bruce Murray (Deep Cove, Nova Scotia)
Bruce Murray has been a C.P.G.A. member for over 40 years serving the C.P.G.A. as a Director, as well as serving as chairman of many association portfolios. He has been a Head Professional/Director of Golf at five clubs in his career the most prominent being Royal Montréal, Shaughnessy in Vancouver and now Wildfire in Lakefield, Ontario. Bruce's responsibilities have varied within the scope of the various clubs, but teaching has been and remains his main passion. He has taught students of every level, from novices to professionals and leading amateurs. Bruce is now retired from the private club life and lives outside Halifax, Nova Scotia. 
Our exclusive program features TaylorMade, the best performance golf company in the world and #1 driver in golf.

ACBL Bridge Instructor

Cassandra Mani (Novato, CA)
Beginner and intermediate bridge classes, and afternoon games.

Catholic Clergy

Msgr. Carl Bell (Seal Beach, CA)  

Jewish Clergy

Rabbi Irving Bloom (Atlanta, GA) 

Protestant Clergy

Rev. Clifford Blinman (Oro Valley, AZ) 

Dance Team/Instructors

Adam Kent and Patricia Kent (Melbourne, Australia)
Daily dance classes on sea days, and private lessons by appointment.

Junior Activities Directors

Emil Gustafsson (Stockholm, Sweden)
Kyle Jones (Grass Valley, CA) 
Lauren Marshall (Encinitas, CA) 
Carey Wagoner (Hinsdale, IL)

Ambassador Hosts

Luke Daniel (Tacoma, WA)
Richard Douglas (San Diego, CA)
John Farrell (Tampa, FL) 
Don Hanni (Sebastapol, CA)
Al Padua (San Francisco, CA)
Lamar Webster (St. George, UT)

Featured Trunk Shows

Hubert Gem Design
Hubert brings 'Color to the World, One Gemstone at a Time.'

List as of 12/10/2013. All Crystal Visions Enrichment Program personnel, entertainers, dates and itineraries are subject to change without notice.
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